Jay Venute is the wit and talent behind Jerk Birds and the webcomic Doodle Park. He’s also a very close friend, a regular listener to the show despite not being a musician, and a constant sounding board for my myriad harebrained ideas.

This week, we commemorate the six month anniversary of the show by talking about how it came to be, the trials and tribulations of all the behind-the-scenes machinations, and the various lessons I’ve learned along the way.

We also spend time talking about our artistic common ground, showing appreciation, support systems, and the importance of being publicly vulnerable.

Links:
Jerk Birds
Doodle Park
Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Freelancer’s Survival Guide
The Portfolio Composer
Garrett Hope